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FETC 2014: This is how you take mobile to the next level

FETC 2014: This is how you take mobile to the next level

3. Student evaluation rubric.

According to Hoffmann, educators may still need to tailor the language of this rubric for students, but the rubric uses slightly broken-down language to ask students what they think of the mobile apps they’re using in school.

“The rubrics here focus more on the social aspects, collaboration and interface,” said Hoffmann. Students know so much about how to use these functionalities it’s great to get their feedback.”

Not only is it critical for educators to get useful feedback from students on apps-besides a simple ‘good’ or ‘bad’- it’s also important for students to know how to critically evaluate mobile apps for the future.

“The right apps can help everyone accomplish so much in the real world,” said Hoffmann. “It’s a good skill to have not only for life in general, but especially for students entering higher education.”

For the student rubric, click here.

4. Math rubric.

“I’ll let this rubric speak for itself,” laughed Shaw. “There’s a ton of math language we used in this rubric and it’s great for the multitude of math apps now available on the market.”

For the math rubric, click here.

All three professors emphasized that they would love for educators to download these rubrics into Google Docs and make suggestions on how to improve them (all rubrics include a link to Google Docs where educators can then download and improve).

For additional resources, as well as contact information on Hoffmann, Shaw, and Hameister, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/mobileapplicationevaluation/home.

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